facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Police looking for fake cops in robberies

Jan. 17, 2011 at 10:25 AM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Chicago police say they are looking for two men who posed as police officers in robberies in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood.

At least six robberies occurred between Dec. 18 and Friday. One suspect was described as a short Hispanic male between 20 and 25, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Police said one or two people identifying themselves as police officers approached the victims. The primary suspect wore a chain and a silver-colored badge around his neck and carried a police-style radio, flashlight and handgun.

The second suspect served primarily as the driver of a getaway car. The vehicles used in the robberies were described as a red Chevrolet Lumina or Monte Carlo, with gray on the trunk, and a white Chevrolet Suburban.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed
2
Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53 Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53
3
California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq
4
California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
5
Woman pleads not guilty to rape of Seattle man Woman pleads not guilty to rape of Seattle man
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback